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Samsung Health takes first place among our readers' favorite fitness apps

Samsung Health
Samsung Health (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • We polled our readers to learn about which fitness apps they used on their Android phones.
  • More than one-third of readers said that Samsung Health was their preferred or primary fitness app.
  • A little over ten percent of readers said they used multiple fitness apps, while the remaining votes were split among nearly a dozen other popular apps.

If you've watched any tech keynote or presentation over the past year or so, you probably couldn't escape the growing focus in the industry on health and wellness. Whether that be new and improved wearables like smartwatches or subscription services like Fitbit Premium or Apple Fitness+, it's clear that tech companies see health tracking as a big opportunity to serve their customers moving forward. So with that in mind, we wanted to see what apps our readers are using on their phones and wearables to monitor their overall health and fitness.

Samsung Health finished comfortably in first place, garnering over 36% of the votes. It was followed by Garmin with over 15%, Google Fit with over 11%, Strava at 9%, and Fitbit with just over 5%. No other app received more than 3% of the vote. Just under 11% of readers indicated that they used multiple fitness apps, while somewhere around 6% said that they used a fitness app that wasn't among the dozen or so choices we listed.

Of course, it makes perfect sense that the fitness app built-in to the operating system on the most popular Android phone manufacturer in North America and much of the rest of the world would be heavily used. Still, we were a bit surprised that it took the top spot. Perhaps less surprising is the idea that many readers use multiple apps to help plan and manage their fitness routine.

For example, reader BB10Clifton said that their "main fitness app is Samsung Health, but it automatically syncs to Strava, MayMyRun, and MyFitnessPal."

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Our poll is now closed, but we'd still love to hear from you if you didn't have the chance to respond previously. Let us know which fitness apps you use on Android in the comments below.

Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.

3 Comments
  • Mi Band is the most sold wearable and the MiFit isn't on the list. How is that possible?
  • Many of us uncivilized folk just use our huge phones on us while we jog and use Samsung Health.
    A watch or band isn't a requirement for these apps.
  • Just to be clear, I voted for Samsung Health because I use it with my Galaxy Watch 4. However, I still prefer many things about the Fitbit app that I used with my Charge 3. An the Fitbit gamification always made it fun, even though there was also some clunkiness in the app.